Alexander Cozens

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Alexander Cozens
(ca. 1717–1786)

Heroic Landscape

Brush and black ink, gray-black wash, on pinkish brown prepared paper
18 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches (476 x 618 mm)

Purchased as the gift of the Fellows

Item description: 

Cozens's debt to the French artist Claude Lorrain is evident in this idealized, Italianate landscape. The use of the large framing tree and darkened foreground are typical Claudian devices, as is the contrast of light and shadow.